The Australian Way with Words

By Maxwell Henley Harris


MAX HARRIS is well-known to Australians through his columns in various newspapers.

In this collection of his writings Harris opines, with wit and scholarship, on the range of modern English prevalent in Australia; muses on the origins – and disappearance – of colourful slang and colloquial expressions, and on the appearance of equally colourful modern replacements; and rails against some of the more outrageous linguistic crimes perpetrated by the Australian media.

WHETHER he is lambasting, commending, or damning with faint praise, Harris is always amusing and readable. This entertaining and erudite collection will delight all lovers of the English language.

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